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Portrait of Placido Polanco

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
19 7886 .297 .343 .397 .260 28.8
Birth Date10-10-1975
Height5' 9"
Weight190 lbs
Age42 years, 9 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1998 SLN 22 45 122 114 10 29 3 2 1 39 5 9 1 0 2 11 2 0 .254 .292 .342 .216 0.9 -0.5 0.0
1999 SLN 23 88 240 220 24 61 9 3 1 79 15 24 0 2 3 19 1 3 .277 .321 .359 .232 -2.5 -0.9 -0.3
2000 SLN 24 118 350 323 50 102 12 3 5 135 16 26 1 3 7 39 4 4 .316 .347 .418 .251 7.7 4.5 1.1
2001 SLN 25 144 610 564 87 173 26 4 3 216 25 43 6 1 14 38 12 3 .307 .342 .383 .249 14.3 14.6 2.8
2002 PHI 26 53 228 206 28 61 13 1 4 88 14 14 4 0 4 22 2 2 .296 .353 .427 .287 12.1 4.1 1.6
2002 SLN 26 94 367 342 47 97 19 1 5 133 12 27 4 0 9 27 3 1 .284 .316 .389 .239 4.7 5.1 1.0
2003 PHI 27 122 554 492 87 142 30 3 14 220 42 38 8 4 8 63 14 2 .289 .352 .447 .271 22.3 5.9 2.8
2004 PHI 28 126 555 503 74 150 21 0 17 222 27 39 12 6 7 55 7 4 .298 .345 .441 .270 20.3 0.4 2.0
2005 DET 29 86 378 343 58 116 20 2 6 158 21 16 8 4 2 36 4 3 .338 .386 .461 .294 25.2 -7.4 1.8
2005 PHI 29 43 173 158 26 50 7 0 3 66 12 9 3 0 0 20 0 0 .316 .376 .418 .272 8.8 2.6 1.2
2006 DET 30 110 495 461 58 136 18 1 4 168 17 27 7 2 8 52 1 2 .295 .329 .364 .236 0.7 9.1 0.9
2007 DET 31 142 641 587 105 200 36 3 9 269 37 30 11 4 2 67 7 3 .341 .388 .458 .294 40.7 -0.2 4.0
2008 DET 32 141 629 580 90 178 34 3 8 242 35 43 6 4 4 58 7 1 .307 .350 .417 .262 21.4 -3.8 1.8
2009 DET 33 153 675 618 82 176 31 4 10 245 36 46 9 5 7 72 7 2 .285 .331 .396 .252 14.6 6.6 2.1
2010 PHI 34 132 602 554 76 165 27 2 6 214 32 47 7 8 1 52 5 0 .298 .339 .386 .274 29.3 3.3 3.4
2011 PHI 35 122 523 469 46 130 14 0 5 159 42 44 3 8 1 50 3 0 .277 .335 .339 .257 12.6 12.6 2.7
2012 PHI 36 90 328 303 28 78 15 0 2 99 18 25 2 1 4 19 0 0 .257 .302 .327 .236 0.6 4.1 0.5
2013 MIA 37 118 416 377 33 98 13 0 1 114 23 31 9 4 3 23 2 0 .260 .315 .302 .233 1.2 -7.8 -0.7
Career1927788672141009214234832104286642953810156867238130.297.343.397.260234.852.328.8

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1995 PEO A 103 394 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 STP A+ 137 582 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .307 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ARK AA 0 540 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .321 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 45 122 .216 .255 .320 .404 .251 .269 98 -6 3.2 1 -0.5 2.6 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.0
1998 MEM AAA 0 265 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLN MLB 88 240 .232 .270 .340 .435 .261 .305 99 -8 6.5 0.2 -0.9 -1.3 -2.5 -0.3 -2.5 -0.3
1999 MEM AAA 0 124 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SLN MLB 118 350 .251 .269 .346 .431 .262 .329 103 -3.7 9.6 1.1 4.5 0.6 7.7 1.1 7.7 1.1
2001 SLN MLB 144 610 .249 .263 .329 .428 .259 .328 100 -7.5 16.4 3.5 14.6 1.8 14.3 2.8 14.3 2.8
2002 PHI MLB 53 228 .287 .252 .324 .398 .256 .303 94 6.5 5.8 0.9 4.1 -1.1 12.1 1.6 12.1 1.6
2002 SLN MLB 94 367 .239 .262 .328 .419 .260 .297 99 -8.1 9.4 1.7 5.1 1.7 4.7 1.0 4.7 1.0
2003 PHI MLB 122 554 .271 .266 .331 .425 .261 .288 97 6.9 14.6 -0.2 5.9 1.1 22.3 2.8 22.3 2.8
2004 PHI MLB 126 555 .270 .265 .331 .424 .263 .294 96 5.9 16.5 -0.5 0.4 -1.6 20.3 2.0 20.3 2.0
2004 REA AA 1 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SWB AAA 1 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DET MLB 86 378 .294 .262 .324 .417 .259 .338 102 13.8 10.9 -0.5 -7.4 1.0 25.2 1.8 25.2 1.8
2005 PHI MLB 43 173 .272 .278 .343 .430 .270 .322 99 2.2 5.0 -0.1 2.6 1.7 8.8 1.2 8.8 1.2
2006 DET MLB 110 495 .236 .275 .335 .438 .258 .306 106 -13.1 14.9 -0.7 9.1 -0.4 0.7 0.9 0.7 0.9
2007 DET MLB 142 641 .294 .271 .332 .425 .263 .346 103 24.3 19.0 -1 -0.2 -1.6 40.7 4.0 40.7 4.0
2008 DET MLB 141 629 .262 .266 .330 .419 .260 .319 104 1 18.2 -0.8 -3.8 3.1 21.4 1.8 21.4 1.8
2009 DET MLB 153 675 .252 .267 .333 .423 .261 .293 104 -5.9 19.4 -0.9 6.6 1.9 14.6 2.1 14.6 2.1
2010 PHI MLB 132 602 .274 .262 .328 .406 .270 .312 92 8.7 16.6 2.1 3.3 1.9 29.3 3.4 29.3 3.4
2010 CLR A+ 1 4 .000 .264 .314 .369 .243 .250 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 PHL Rk 1 3 .840 .288 .350 .416 .292 1.000 102 1.8 0.1 0 -0.0 0.4 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2011 PHI MLB 122 523 .257 .252 .315 .389 .259 .292 93 -1.3 14.1 1.8 12.6 -2.0 12.6 2.7 12.6 2.7
2011 LEH AAA 2 7 .072 .246 .318 .390 .244 .000 87 -1.6 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2012 PHI MLB 90 328 .236 .256 .316 .404 .261 .274 98 -7.9 9.0 1.2 4.1 -1.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.5
2012 CLR A+ 3 12 .279 .288 .350 .412 .276 .417 109 0.2 0.4 -0.1 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2013 MIA MLB 118 416 .233 .254 .313 .396 .258 .278 96 -10.7 10.9 1.5 -7.8 -0.5 1.2 -0.7 1.2 -0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1995 PEO A 394 43 96 7 4 2 41 18 30 7 6 .266 .296 .324 .058 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 STP A+ 582 65 157 29 5 0 51 24 34 4 4 .291 .323 .363 .072 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ARK AA 540 71 148 16 3 2 51 29 51 19 5 .291 .333 .346 .055 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 MEM AAA 265 36 69 19 1 1 21 16 15 6 3 .280 .332 .378 .098 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SLN MLB 122 10 29 3 2 1 11 5 9 2 0 .254 .292 .342 .088 .216 0.9 -0.5 0.0
1999 MEM AAA 124 18 33 4 1 0 10 3 11 2 0 .275 .298 .325 .050 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SLN MLB 240 24 61 9 3 1 19 15 24 1 3 .277 .321 .359 .082 .232 -2.5 -0.9 -0.3
2000 SLN MLB 350 50 102 12 3 5 39 16 26 4 4 .316 .347 .418 .102 .251 7.7 4.5 1.1
2001 SLN MLB 610 87 173 26 4 3 38 25 43 12 3 .307 .342 .383 .076 .249 14.3 14.6 2.8
2002 SLN MLB 367 47 97 19 1 5 27 12 27 3 1 .284 .316 .389 .105 .239 4.7 5.1 1.0
2002 PHI MLB 228 28 61 13 1 4 22 14 14 2 2 .296 .353 .427 .131 .287 12.1 4.1 1.6
2003 PHI MLB 554 87 142 30 3 14 63 42 38 14 2 .289 .352 .447 .159 .271 22.3 5.9 2.8
2004 REA AA 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 .667 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PHI MLB 555 74 150 21 0 17 55 27 39 7 4 .298 .345 .441 .143 .270 20.3 0.4 2.0
2004 SWB AAA 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 PHI MLB 173 26 50 7 0 3 20 12 9 0 0 .316 .376 .418 .101 .272 8.8 2.6 1.2
2005 DET MLB 378 58 116 20 2 6 36 21 16 4 3 .338 .386 .461 .122 .294 25.2 -7.4 1.8
2006 DET MLB 495 58 136 18 1 4 52 17 27 1 2 .295 .329 .364 .069 .236 0.7 9.1 0.9
2007 DET MLB 641 105 200 36 3 9 67 37 30 7 3 .341 .388 .458 .118 .294 40.7 -0.2 4.0
2008 DET MLB 629 90 178 34 3 8 58 35 43 7 1 .307 .350 .417 .110 .262 21.4 -3.8 1.8
2009 DET MLB 675 82 176 31 4 10 72 36 46 7 2 .285 .331 .396 .112 .252 14.6 6.6 2.1
2010 PHI MLB 602 76 165 27 2 6 52 32 47 5 0 .298 .339 .386 .088 .274 29.3 3.3 3.4
2010 PHL Rk 3 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.333 .333 .840 2.3 -0.0 0.2
2010 CLR A+ 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .000 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2011 LEH AAA 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .143 .000 .000 .072 -1.4 -0.1 -0.1
2011 PHI MLB 523 46 130 14 0 5 50 42 44 3 0 .277 .335 .339 .062 .257 12.6 12.6 2.7
2012 PHI MLB 328 28 78 15 0 2 19 18 25 0 0 .257 .302 .327 .069 .236 0.6 4.1 0.5
2012 CLR A+ 12 3 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .417 .417 .417 .000 .279 0.7 0.3 0.1
2013 MIA MLB 416 33 98 13 0 1 23 23 31 2 0 .260 .315 .302 .042 .233 1.2 -7.8 -0.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 2081 0.4983 0.4224 0.9204 0.5824 0.2634 0.9487 0.8582 0.0796 1023 -0.015170
2009 2331 0.4899 0.4290 0.9260 0.5937 0.2708 0.9558 0.8634 0.0740 1122 -0.011042
2010 2110 0.5033 0.4521 0.9067 0.6017 0.3006 0.9499 0.8190 0.0933 999 -0.009517
2011 1919 0.4841 0.4247 0.9067 0.5673 0.2909 0.9469 0.8333 0.0933 942 -0.018357
2012 1173 0.4868 0.4390 0.9107 0.5919 0.2940 0.9527 0.8305 0.0893 577 -0.010292
2013 1498 0.5147 0.4566 0.9064 0.6148 0.2889 0.9409 0.8286 0.0936 681 -0.015066
Career111120.4960.43620.91370.59120.28340.94950.84060.0863932.0367-0.0133

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-08-17 2013-08-27 7-DL 10 10 - Head Concussion HBP - -
2013-06-11 2013-06-16 DTD 5 4 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2013-06-02 2013-06-08 DTD 6 4 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-03-02 2013-03-16 Camp 14 0 - Back Spasms - -
2012-09-05 2012-10-04 15-DL 29 26 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2012-09-01 2012-09-04 DTD 3 3 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2012-08-24 2012-08-28 DTD 4 3 - Low Back Soreness -
2012-07-23 2012-08-20 15-DL 28 25 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2012-06-06 2012-06-13 DTD 7 6 Left Wrist Inflammation - -
2012-05-20 2012-05-21 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2012-05-17 2012-05-19 DTD 2 2 - Knee Contusion Foul Ball - -
2012-03-19 2012-03-24 Camp 5 0 Left Fingers Sprain Ring Finger - -
2011-10-11 2011-10-11 Off 0 0 - Surgery Double Sports Hernia 2011-10-11 -
2011-08-07 2011-08-22 15-DL 15 12 Left Hernia Sports Hernia - -
2011-07-05 2011-07-30 15-DL 25 19 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc - -
2011-07-03 2011-07-03 DTD 0 0 - Back Nerve Injury -
2011-06-21 2011-06-21 DTD 0 0 Left Fingers Contusion HBP -
2011-05-07 2011-05-07 DTD 0 0 Right Contusion Big Toe -
2011-03-14 2011-03-25 Camp 11 0 Left Elbow Hyperextension -
2010-10-29 2010-10-29 Off 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Repair Tendon and Loose Body Removal 2010-10-29
2010-10-06 2010-10-06 DTD 0 0 Low Back Soreness -
2010-09-28 2010-10-02 DTD 4 3 Elbow Inflammation -
2010-08-23 2010-08-23 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Soreness Bone Chips -
2010-08-10 2010-08-10 DTD 0 0 Left Elbow Soreness Bone Chips -
2010-06-26 2010-07-17 15-DL 21 18 Left Elbow Inflammation Bone Chips -
2010-05-28 2010-06-04 DTD 7 6 Elbow Contusion Bone Chips -
2010-04-21 2010-04-23 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2010-03-16 2010-03-21 Camp 5 0 Right Knee Strain -
2009-06-20 2009-06-23 DTD 3 2 Left Lower Leg Tightness -
2008-09-27 2008-09-29 DTD 2 2 Left Ankle Sprain -
2008-08-19 2008-08-22 DTD 3 2 Right Knee Soreness -
2008-04-19 2008-04-23 DTD 4 4 Low Back Soreness -
2008-04-13 2008-04-14 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness -
2008-04-06 2008-04-08 DTD 2 1 Low Back Soreness -
2007-08-14 2007-08-21 DTD 7 6 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-08-11 2007-08-12 DTD 1 1 Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2007-07-08 2007-07-13 DTD 5 2 Low Back Spasms -
2007-06-14 2007-06-15 DTD 1 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-05-27 2007-05-29 DTD 2 2 Abdomen Spasms Oblique -
2006-08-15 2006-09-22 15-DL 38 35 Left Shoulder Separation AC Joint -
2006-07-24 2006-07-25 DTD 1 1 Head Concussion HBP -
2006-05-05 2006-05-10 DTD 5 4 Low Back Strain for Several Weeks -
2005-07-12 2005-07-27 15-DL 15 14 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-05-08 2004-06-07 15-DL 30 28 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2003-08-31 2003-09-17 DTD 17 16 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2003-07-29 2003-08-01 DTD 3 3 Left Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball -
2003-04-15 2003-05-01 15-DL 16 15 Right Fingers Fracture Spiral - Ring Finger -
2003-03-18 2003-03-20 Camp 2 0 Groin Strain -
2000-07-01 2000-07-16 15-DL 15 11 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIA $2,750,000
2012 PHI $6,416,667
2011 PHI $5,416,667
2010 PHI $5,166,666
2009 DET $4,600,000
2008 DET $4,600,000
2007 DET $4,600,000
2006 DET $4,600,000
2005 PHI $4,600,000
2004 PHI $3,950,000
2003 PHI $2,875,000
2002 SLN $1,750,000
2001 SLN $320,000
2000 SLN $220,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
14 yrPrevious$51,865,000
14 yrTotal$51,865,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 64 dLevinsons ACES1 year/$2.75M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2013). Signed by Miami as a free agent 12/20/12. Performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 100, 125 games.
  • 3 years/$18M (2010-12), plus 2013 mutual option. Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/3/09. $0.5M signing bonus. 10:$5M, 11:$5.25M, 12:$6.25M, 13:$5.5M mutual option, $1M buyout. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for Gold Glove. Philadelphia declined 2013 option 10/29/12.
  • 4 years/$18.4M (2006-09). Signed extension with Detroit 8/05. 06-09:$4.6M annually. Award bonus: $25,000 for All-Star.
  • 1 year/$4.6M (2005). Re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/05. $0.5M in performance bonuses. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Philadelphia 6/05.
  • 1 year/$3.95M (2004). Re-signed by Philadelphia 2/04 (avoided arbitration, $4.5M-$3.4M).
  • 1 year/$2.875M (2003). Re-signed by Philadelphia (avoided arbitration, $3.25M-$2.5M).
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2002). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/02 (avoided arbitration, $2.1M-$1.5M). Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from St. Louis 7/02.
  • Drafted 1994 (19-530) (Miami Dade College).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-07 12:00:00 (link to chat)For 30 team fantasy leagues, what is a general strategy for prospects. Is it a general rule to lean more towards bats, or is it better to be more down the middle? Thanks for the work!
(Lefty08 from Arkansas)
I assume this means a whole lot of prospects get rostered (for reference when you ask me these things the last fantasy league I played in was an AL-only H2H where I rode a good John Lackey Angels season and a post-deadline-dealt Placido Polanco to a title). I would go for balance. Guys far away with upside, closer, higher floor guys, arms and bats. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2014-07-24 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who has your favourite name to say? Who has your favourite other people say? Past present or future!
(otirol from Southern Ontario)
Currently it's Arismendy Alcántara, all time is a toughie, but:
Eugenio Velez
Placido Polanco
Vladimir Guerrero
Raimel Tapia
Runelvys Hernandez


are a few of my all time favorites. (Mauricio Rubio)
2013-03-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Christian Yelich is having a fabulous Spring Training with the Marlins. For contract reasons we all know he won't make the team come Opening Day. But after Stanton, he's the best position player anywhere in the entire organization, isn't he? Though that might not be saying more about the Marlins than it is about Yelich.
(Paul from DC)
Stanton is definitely No. 1, and I guess you could make an argument for Yelich as No. 2 right now. PECOTA says Justin Ruggiano should be a 2+ win player this year, which is a nice development for them. But I wouldn't be stunned if Yelich could come up now and outplay that.

By the way, Placido Polanco is third on that list. So yeah, that says something about the Marlins. (Zachary Levine)
2012-09-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi, Jason. Good work to you and BP in strengthening the prospect coverage. Future is looking good. Can you compare/contrast 2B prospects Jonathan Schoop and Rougned Odor? Seems like the shine is off of Schoop a bit after a subpar season, numbers-wise. What have you heard from scouts about what the numbers might not be telling us? He was young for that level so I'm hoping the numbers are not a huge red flag. Similarly, do you like what you are seeing/hearing about Odor?
(ORWahoo from Tigard, OR)
Very different players. Schoop has good size and an impressive physical quality about him. I think he could develop into an average offensive player, and maybe develop a little more pop than expected. Odor is a Gestalt prospect, with his overall grade being more impressive than any individual tool. He is a Placido Polanco type, with good actions/range at 2B, and a quick bat capable of line-drive pop. He's a major league regular for me. I would take him over Schoop. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)That's funny, I never even think of C as a position since I've never, ever had a good C before.
(kddean from loop)
That might be a mistake. Catcher is the most scarce and definitely needs to be paid attention to. Their stats count just as much as anyone else's. Would you rather have Brian McCann and Placido Polanco or Pablo Sandoval and George Kottaras? (Derek Carty)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)They're being paid about the same, who do you like more at third base? Brandon Inge or Placido Polanco?
(singledigit from rainy San Diego)
I'm assuming the third option is a hole in my head, because I'm not wild about either for more than place-holding purposes. Inge can be a great defender, but he's not very valuable against right-handed pitching. Polanco at least provides positional flexibility, so I'd favor him. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)More ridiculous recipient of an MVP vote this year, Placido Polanco or Jeremy Affeldt?
(brian from brooklyn)
More ridiculous is Chase Utley falling out of the top five. (Eric Seidman)
2009-08-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would this offseason be a good time for the Reds to trade Brandon Phillips, what with Todd Frazier coming down the line and their whole payroll going to about four players? It seems like they could get something real pretty in return.
(Charles from Detroit)
It's worth considering, because after Mark DeRosa and Orlando Hudson in the free-agent pool, you've got Placido Polanco. The problem will be Phillips' back-loaded contract and whether the Reds will eat any of it, because otherwise the number of teams willing to trade for a guy due to make $11 million in 2011 are few and far between. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)At roughly 40 games in, could you handicap the AL Central? Can the Tigers still go the distance w/o much from Magglio Ordonez, Carlos Guillen, and Placido Polanco?
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
The best single unit is the Tigers' rotation, which has been very good. I don't think Dontrelle Willis is the solution in the #5 slot--I'd rather see Bonderman replace him than Galarraga--but Verlander/Jackson (11 walks!)/Porcello is a great way to start. They need some bullpen help and maybe a lefty bat, although Larish could fill that role. (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-27 16:30:00World Series Game FiveOne question I'll throw out there is, if Longoria and Pena finish the Series without hits, how historic is that? I've been looking over the records in a desultory fashion, and you can find examples like Scott Rolen in 2004 (0-15) or Placido Polanco in 2006 (0-17), but I still haven't gotten to the last time a pair of teammates were shut out. (Steven Goldman)
 

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